Atlanta United Trades Nagbe Allocation Money And An International Spot
Nine-year MLS veteran Darlington Nagbe reunites with Crew Head Coach Caleb Porter
Darlington Nagbe joins the Columbus Crew after spending the last two seasons with Atlanta United. The Crew traded $700,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), $150,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and an international roster spot for the 2020 MLS season, as well as $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money for the 2021 MLS season. Atlanta will receive additional Allocation Money if Nagbe meets certain performance conditions.
Nagbe has played in MLS for nine years. He’s won two MLS Cups (2015, 2018), one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2019) and a Campeones Cup (2019). Nagbe has also played for the US. Men’s National Team, earning 25 caps and winning the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
“Darlington Nagbe is a proven winner and the type of player who can be a difference-maker in our team,” said Crew SC President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “In addition to his skill set, we believe that Darlington is someone whose character and values fit well within our organization.
As we stated, heading into this offseason, we continue to look both domestically and internationally for players that will make our team better, and we believe Darlington is an important part of those efforts.”Tim Bezbatchenko – Columbus Crew GM
During his time at Atlanta United, he scored two goals and recorded four assists in 56 regular-season appearances. While at Atlanta, he helped the team win its first four trophies in club history: the 2018 MLS Cup, the 2018 MLS Eastern Conference Championship, the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the 2019 Campeones Cup.
Previous to Atlanta United, Nagbe played at Portland under current Crew Head Coach Caleb Porter. Nagbe played for Porter at the University of Akron as well. While at Portland, Nagbe won an MLS Cup (2015), MLS Goal of the Year (2011) and was twice the recipient of the MLS Fair Play Award (2013, 2015).